The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Felton Chapel Independent Church, GA HWY 128, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
The Breath of Life:
Laverne Mangram was born June 6, 1953 to the late Esker Mangram, Sr. and Doris Jolly Mangram in Macon County Georgia. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. Laverne was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Mangram and Pastor Annie Pearl Williams, and two brothers, Grady Mangram and Esker Mangram, Jr.
The Tools of Service:
At an early age Laverne joined the Felton Chapel C.M.E. Church. She received the holy ghost under the leadership of the late Pastor Annie Pearl Williams at the Upper Room Apostolic Holiness Church. She was later ordained as an Evangelist under the leadership of Pastor Parker. She was a member of the Secret Place Ministry under the leadership of Pastor Linda Forbes.
Laverne was a 1972 graduate of the historic D.F. Douglas High School in Montezuma Georgia. She was employed by Southern Frozen Foods, Macon County Board of Education, Ideal Nursing Home, and Home Nursing until she retired in 2015.
The Flight of a Lifetime:
The final chapter of Evangelist Laverne Mangram’s life was written on December 19, 2018 11:30 p.m. at the home of her sister Florene Smith where she was surrounded by family that loved and cared for her.
The Winds Beneath Her Wings:
Laverne leaves to cherish her precious memories to six siblings, Ollie Mae Mangram and Margaret McLaughlin (Joe), both of Jamaica, New York, Florene Smith, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mary Ann Fields, College Park, Georgia, Anthony Wayne Mangram, Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Goldie Hairston (John), Atlanta, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including a devoted great-niece, Raven Smith, and nephew, Roderick Stewart.